Our informant is a former chef who undertook the challenge in 2015 simply because she wanted to see how she would get on. She and her husband are 1940s music enthusiasts and they collect vintage china, which means they are interested in the era. She enjoyed making mock cream, eggless sponge, curried carrots, rock cakes, potato floddies and bubble & squeak. She also took some advice from an elderly friend, who was a child during the war, and hence remembers what her mother did to make their rations go further.
Here are some websites where you can find traditional wartime recipes:
HP sauce was available during the war and was used as a condiment to add flavour to food at the table. Bisto gravy powder was used a lot for making gravy for meals. When you are feeling hungry Bovril is a good filler in sandwiches. Marmite was also used in vegetable dishes to give a fuller flavour, for example it is used in the Woolton Pie. In addition, sauces such as Worcestershire and mustard were available and can be used to make your meals more exciting!